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The Constitution in Congress: The Federalist Period, 1789-1801 (The Constitution in Congress)

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In the most thorough examination to date, David P. Currie analyzes from a legal perspective the work of the first six congresses and of the executive branch during the Federalist era, with a view to its significance for constitutional interpretation. He concludes that the original understanding of the Constitution was forged not so much in the courts as in the legislative ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published February 15th 1999 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1997)
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David P. Currie was the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, noted for his histories of the Constitution in Congress and the Supreme Court, his casebooks on federal courts and conflict of laws, and his award-winning teaching at the Law School.
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